Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Pennsylvania, USA:

My seven year old son was diagnosed November 5, 2005 with type 1 diabetes. He was in DKA. His symptoms came on quickly. Prior to the diagnosis he suffered from PFAPA (Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, and Cervical Adenitis) for five years. His last PFAPA episode was the end of July 2005. I was wondering if there is any relation to his having PFAPA and the onset of diabetes? I find it very interesting that diabetes occurred shortly after the PFAPA episodes ended. Is there anyone else who has seen this occurrence or heard of anyone experiencing this?


There is no known association of PAFPA with the onset of diabetes. Any stressful event, however, can be a precipitant, but likely only in someone already susceptible genetically for type 1 diabetes.


Original posting 14 Mar 2006
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms and Other Illnesses


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.